OMICRON Power Utility Communication Tutorial & Workshop (PUCTW)
DO YOU WANT TO DO IEC 61850 FOR REAL – NOT JUST IN POWERPOINT?
JOIN US ON THE ROUTE TO IEC 61850.
The Power Utility Communication Tutorial & Workshop 2019 will focus on:
- Application and commissioning of IEC 61850 in automation, control and protection of electrical power systems.
- Cyber security in Substation Automation Systems (SAS).
Take the unique opportunity to attend the tutorial presentations and to practice IEC 61850 during the workshop. The interactive experience will familiarize you with IEC 61850 communication, application and testing and practical cyber security measures for IEC 61850 station and process bus.
Optional program: IEC 61850 Warm-Up Training
For participants with little or no experience, we also offer the optional IEC 61850 Warm-Up Training. Learn about the concept and technologies of the standard.
Get an idea of the schedule
|April 9, 2019||from 12:00|
OPTIONAL: IEC 61850 Warm-Up Training
Registration & welcome dinner
|April 10, 2019||Morning|
|April 11, 2019||Morning|
- Communication, protection, automation and control specialists from utilities
- System integrators (design engineers)
- Commissioning engineers
- Everybody who wants to see IEC 61850 in operation and learn the application practically
- Power Utility Communication Tutorial & Workshop: € 950.- excl. VAT
The fee includes the event session (except the below training), the evening programs, meeting documents, break and lunch catering. Furthermore, costs for accommodation from April 9–11 at Burg Hemmersbach are included.
- IEC 61850 Warm-Up Training (OPTIONAL PROGRAM): € 310.- excl. VAT
The fee includes the training session, training documents and break catering.
Venue and accommodation
The seminar house Burg Hemmersbach is located between city and nature, where you will find everything you need for your meeting, business and recreation requirements.
Burg Hemmersbach is located just 30 minutes from Cologne airport (CGN) and 50 minutes from Dusseldorf airport (DUS). Collective shuttles will be offered at fixed times and rates.
Technology Officer, HELINKS
Paul Eichhorn studied Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he obtained his diploma in 2004. He went into the field of Bioinformatics doing research on simulated artificial evolution, as well as taking on additional training as physicist. He joined HELINKS in 2010 - initially as software and technological infrastructure developer. Since then he has steadily expanded his knowledge about the IEC 61850 domain, as well as taking on corresponding responsibilities in technical development, but also in support, user training and customer relations.
Dr. Alexander Apostolov
Editor-in-Chief, PAC World
Dr. Alexander Apostolov received MS degree in Electrical Engineering, MS in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has 42 years’ experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications.
He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA.
He is IEEE Fellow and Member of the Power Systems Relaying Committee and Substations C0 Subcommittee. He is past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee, serves on many IEEE PES Working Groups and is Chairman of Working Groups C2 “Role of Protective Relaying in Smart Grid”.
He is member of IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17, 18 and 19. He is Leader of the Task force “Functional testing of IEC 61850 based devices and systems”. He is Distinguished Member of CIGRE and Convenor of CIGRE WG B5.53 ”Test Strategy for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) functions in a full digital substation based on IEC 61850 applications” and member of several other CIGRE B5 working groups.
He holds four patents and has authored and presented more than 500 technical papers. He is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.
He is Editor-in-Chief of PAC World.
Dr. Fred Steinhauser
IEC 61850 and Digital Substation Expert, OMICRON electronics
Fred Steinhauser studied Electrical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology, where he obtained his diploma in 1986 and received a Dr. of Technical Sciences in 1991. In 1998 he joined OMICRON, where he worked on several aspects of testing power system protection. Since 2000 he worked as a product manager with a focus on power utility communication. Since 2014 he is active within the Power Utility Communication business of OMICRON, focusing on Digital Substations and serving as an IEC 61850 expert.
Fred Steinhauser is a member of WG10 in the TC57 of the IEC and contributes the standard IEC 61850. He is one of the main authors of the UCA Implementation Guideline for Sampled Values (9-2LE). Within TC95 of IEC, he also contributes to IEC 61850 related topics. As a member of CIGRÉ he is active within the scope of SC D2 and SC B5. He also contributed to the synchrophasor standards IEEE C37.118.1 and IEEE C37.118.2
Head of Business Development - Power Utility Communication, OMICRON electronics
Thomas Schossig was born in Gotha (Germany) in 1970. He studied electrical engineering and power systems at the Technical University of Ilmenau, and received his master degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1998. After this he worked as SCADA engineer at VA TECH SAT GmbH in Waltershausen (Germany) and took the team protection. In 2006 he changed to OMICRON electronics GmbH in Klaus (Austria) and worked as a product manager for testing solutions in IEC 61850. In 2018 he took over the leadership of business development Power Utility Communication (PUC) at OMICRON. Thomas is a member of the standardization group and author of many papers covering IEC 61850 and protection testing.
Head of Business Development - Power Utility Communication, OMICRON electronics
Andreas Klien studied computer science at the Vienna University of Technology, where he also received his master’s degree in computer engineering. Andreas joined OMICRON in Klaus (Austria) in 2005, first as a developer and project manager, later as team lead for IEC 61850 product development. Since 2018, Andreas has been responsible for the Power Utility Communication (PUC) business at OMICRON. His fields of experience are in substation communication, SCADA, and power systems cyber security. As a member of the WG10 in TC57 of the IEC he is participating in the development of the IEC 61850 standard series.
- P + AC + IEC 61850 = PUC
The Smarter Grid of today requires improvements in the efficiency, reliability and security of the changing electric power grid that is made possible by the object models and services defined in IEC 61850 and implemented for power utility communications. The keys for the acceptance of this technology are the advanced engineering, commissioning, testing, condition monitoring and maintenance tools for the industry.
- Testing Substation Automation Systems – From Engineering to Automated Testing
During the last years it became obvious that testing substation automation systems (SAS) became an essential part of factory acceptance, site acceptance and maintenance testing. This presentation describes a solution for testing the SAS. Taking into account engineering files of IEC 61850 an automated workflow is developed. The requirements for the SCL file will be explained practically. During the presentation testing scenarios and its validation will be explained.
- SCL Quo Vadis : End To End Engineering with IEC 61850
This tutorial gives an overview on ongoing IEC 61850 standardization, which will leverage integrated end to end specification and engineering. End to end comprises two dimensions:
1. End To End Signal Flow: From process input to Station Scada and Dispatch Center. Here we talk about Logical Nodes for Process Inputs and Outputs, device independent data flow in SCL, virtual IEDs, protocol mapping in SCL, new XML schemes for HMI engineering with IEC 61850.
2. End To End Process Chain: From specification of a Power System over simulation to implementation and test. We show how SCL supports the integrated engineering process.
Conclusion is a concrete example for End To End engineering, which will be demonstrated at the workshop.
- Attacking an IEC 61850 Substation
If an attacker targets a modern IEC 61850 substation, how could he achieve his goals? This presentation analyzes previous attacks on power systems and describes yet unused attack vectors through which an adversary could influence protection and automation functions. Based on real and invented scenarios it will be depicted how such attacks could be mitigated by security measures.
- Digital Substations – from Pilot Projects to Deployment
Over the past 10 years, numerous pilot projects for evaluating the applications of Sampled Values have been implemented. In particular since 2016, the number of such projects has boomed, delivering much "best practice". Based on these experiences, the regular deployment of Digital Substations is now starting.
- Testing Automation and Control
- Measuring Performance in IEC 61850 PAC Systems
- End to End Power System Engineering
- IEC 61850 – Aware Redundant Communication Networks
- IEC 61850 Engineering – Story Mode
- Simplify and Accelerate Substation Commissioning Thanks to Smart Protocol Gateways
2018 event review
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